A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art


Author: Gertrude Grace Sill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439123845

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 4260

Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories—from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac—this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements in any Christian work of art. 162 paintings from every century illustrate the enduring themes of our biblical heritage. A short introductory essay explains how to use the handbook and the functions of symbols in art. Cross-references, illustrations, a detailed index, and the pocket-book size make A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art an invaluable work for museum-goers, students, travelers, art collectors, and general readers.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art


Author: Clara Erskine Clement Waters

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341773542


Page: 492

View: 8429

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Das Buch der Symbole


Author: Ami Ronnberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836525725

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 807

View: 9690

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols


Author: Robert Beer

Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781932476033

Category: Art, Tibetan

Page: 262

View: 8365

Based on the author's previous publication 'The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs', this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious. Robert Beer offers a compact, concise reference work based on his previous publication 'The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs'. This handbook contains an extensive array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the most

Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second


Author: Julien R. Fielding

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862661

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 5075

Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious traditions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Shinto are examined. Biographical sketches of directors whose films tend to focus on a particular religious tradition are also included, such as Zhang Yimou, Hayao Miyazaki, Deepa Mehta, and Akira Kurosawa. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second is unique in the area of religion and film studies in that it isn't just a collection of essays. Instead it provides the introductory student with the necessary background information on the various religions before looking at how their ideas can be understood not through texts but through the cinematic medium. To keep the conversation fresh, most of the films used in the book were made within the last decade. Furthermore, examples range from popular, mainstream fare, such as Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to lesser-known foreign films, such as The Wooden Man's Bride and The Great Yokai War. Several films with a 'cult-like' following are also discussed, including Fight Club, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Jacob's Ladder. This book is also unique in that instead of drawing upon the Judeo-Christian tradition, it draws from Eastern traditions.

Handbook of Christian Symbolism


Author: William Audsley,George Ashdown Audsley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian art and symbolism

Page: 145

View: 4612

A Handbook of the Christian Faith


Author: John Schwarz

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 0764229060

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 8696

This is a unique one-volume overview of the Bible, church history, Christian beliefs, and more. A revised edition of the Compact Guide to the Christian Faith.

A Handbook of Pictorial Art


Author: Richard St. John Tyrwhitt,Alexander Macdonald

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: 480

View: 4822

Der Mensch und seine Zeichen

Schriften, Symbole, Signets, Signale


Author: Adrian Frutiger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937715636

Category: Signs and symbols

Page: 359

View: 3205

Approaching the Divine

Signs and Symbols of the Christian Faith


Author: Margaret Loewen Reimer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532656750

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 6011

Approaching the Divine is a handbook on signs and symbols in the Christian tradition, written from a Mennonite perspective. It provides a window into the meaning behind liturgical practices and art forms developed by the church through the ages. It also explores the seasons of the church year and observances related to special “Holy Days” in the Christian tradition. Included is a section on more universal signs and tokens, such as numbers and shapes, and some “popular”expressions of faith. The last section draws on articles and sermons related to the subject of symbols and rituals in the Christian tradition. The book is based on a column entitled “Signs and Symbols” that appeared in the Mennonite Reporter and later Canadian Mennonite. That material has been expanded and updated for this book, with an introduction to the meaning of symbols within the life of the church and a bibliography of sources and suggestions for further reading. The book is intended as a resource to help individuals and congregations explore the meaning of worship and its artistic expressions. It is written with the hope that it will inspire a greater appreciation for the richness of the Christian tradition and stimulate thinking.

Die Regeln des Glücks


Author: Dalaï Lama XIV,Howard C. Cutler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404701704

Category: Buddhism

Page: 314

View: 9458